The Last Best Sunday" is rendered instantly watchable by an extraordinary American bigscreen debut from Angela Bettis. Young thesp plays a conflicted yet feisty adolescent who finds her ticket out of…
The Basement and the Kitchen" is a feeble thriller that works sophomorically hard to mine themes of paranoia and separation anxiety. Pic is tough going for about 35 minutes, at which point…
Vodka is God and believing in God is an addiction," reads a snatch of graffiti on a church, and that's about as deep as things go in this vigorous, violent, ultimately empty gabfest about thuggish…
Screenplay, Ricky Lee, June Lana, Peter Ong Lim. Camera (color/B&W), Rody Lacap; editors, Jess Navarro, Manet Dayrit; music, Nonong Buencamino. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 18…
Israeli gadfly Avi Mograbi is the flashpoint of this shrewd docudrama about a beleaguered filmmaker bulling through a midlife crisis while juggling assignments to film the 50th annis of Israeli…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 13, 1999. (Also in San Francisco Film Festival.) (Kazakh dialogue.) Running time: 71 MIN.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 17, 1999. Original title: Janmadinam. Malayalam dialogue. Running time: 105 MIN.
Produced by Erik Stappenbeck, Joerg Wagner.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 12, 1999. English and German dialogue. Running time: 112 MIN.
An intimate examination of the enigmatic Aum Shinrikyo religious group begun six months after it made world headlines in 1995 by releasing sarin gas in several crowded Tokyo subway stations, "A" is a…